South Cotabato, Koronadal City- The Department of Labor and Employment Region XII (DOLE XII) in coordination with the Provincial Government of South Cotabato (PGSC) released kabuhayan starter kits to 22 beneficiaries.
18 out of 22 beneficiaries are for dress making, 2 for bamboo craft making, 1 for taho processing and 1 for nego cart.
The DOLE Kabuhayan (DK) Starter KITS Project is a livelihood formation strategy that is intended to bring about improved socio-economic well-being of workers in the informal economy, in groups/sectors with special concerns, and displaced wage workers (local and overseas) and their families.
The project will provide a livelihood starter KITS consisting of a package of services that will enable the target beneficiaries to start quickly a livelihood undertaking and become self-employed. It aims to engage them in sustainable self-employment through easy to learn livelihood undertakings.
The project targets the poor and long-term unemployed especially those to the following special sectors: out-of-school youths, women, parents of child laborers, Indigenous People (IPs), physically/occupationally disabled, urban poor, elderly persons, landless farmers/fisherfolks and other workers in the informal economy, and displaced wage (local and overseas) workers, OFW returnees and their dependents, either individually or as groups.